Ons huisie in Blouberg – a review

When Brent and I were still dating we would often go to Ons Huisie in Blouberg after work for sundowner.

It’s one of my favourite places in Blouberg as you get to sit out in the open, under the shade of an umbrella or on the stoep, enjoying the sea air and you can take a walk along the beach after you’ve eaten.
photo credit – Ons Huisie
This area is incredibly popular and parking can be as hard to find as seating in the restaurant over the weekends but it is worth the visit.

About Ons Huisie 

Ons Huisie is an internationally recognized heritage site in Blouberg. Ons Huisie directly translates from Afrikaans as Our small home.
Inside this wonderfully restored old Cape Dutch building, which now boasts a well-loved restaurant, you will find photographs of the owners stretching back over 130 years. Residents of Blouberg have assisted to share many other photos of the history and transformation of the area over the last 200 years and these images hang proudly on the walls of Ons Huisie.
Having stood as stood silent witness to the many historical events in  Blouberg, including the battle of Blaaauwberg in 1806 and overlooks Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept captive for 28 years, Ons Huisie is a true gem in our little town.
photo credit-Ons Huisie

Child and dog friendly

In Cape Town, these two factors play a huge role in determining where families eat.
Ons Huisie has a wonderful safe ship theme playground where your child can turn themselves into a pirate and keep busy playing on the well-kept playground equipment or dig in the sand pit. They do have a childminder duty plaque on the wall, however, there was no childminder on duty yesterday when we visited, so I would ask if one is in attendance before just letting small children play alone.
Dogs, on a leash, are allowed and I remember noticing a water bowl on my very first visit to Ons Huisie.


The menu boasts an assortment of starters, mains, platters, and deserts to suit everyone’s needs.
Some of the meals I recommend are:-
The west coast potjie with calamari, prawns, line fish, and muscles in a creamy curry sauce.
Uncollected mail – layers of grilled vegetables and feta in crisp phyllo pastry drizzled with pesto
These are my usual options if I don’t order a combo platter.
The children’s menu offers a large enough choice of popular child-friendly options and the portions are generous.
The restaurant is fully licensed and has an assortment of beers on tap, great wines, and some fun cocktails on offer.
If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend a visit to this popular seaside restaurant.

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